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Abraham Lincoln by Seth Grahame-Smith
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May 15, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: historical, civil-war-era-or-right-after, paranormal
Recommended to Kit★ by: Tressa
Read from July 07 to 12, 2012 — I own a copy

Wasn't going to read this unless I found it for a steal at Goodwill or something, but the movie previews have been all over the TV piquing my interest, and a few GR friends have said it was actually very good, so I used some of my birthday money to get this paperback. Lo and behold, I liked it rather well! I'll probably have to wait until the movie's on DVD to see that, but the book's undoubtedly better anyway. At first it was kind of weird reading it in the way it's presented, the clips of 'journal entries' and the bare way the action and descriptions are shown. But once I got used to it, I was in, it was fascinating, for all that I took my time reading it. I especially liked the way it was presented as 'true', simply slipping vampires into the Civil War-era history I remember from school, making them not a huge part of society, but the monsters they're supposed to be, blood-thirsty and uncaring for human feelings, with scary fangs and all that. Well, except for Henry, he was alright, I liked how he took Abe under his wing, showed him the deal and tutored him. I rather came to like Abe as a character in this book. I mean, I know of him from history class and what everyone learns about Lincoln, but in this book he was shown to be a person with feelings and wants, goals, etc. Not just the statue we all know in DC. So it was cool. I was sad when his kids died, and his mother, and I felt the worst for his wife, seeing all but one of her children die, and her husband too. I think I'd probably go crazy too. Best of all, I liked the ending, I won't give it away but it was cool, I was like 'yea'! I'm quite looking forward to seeing the movie now. But really I'm looking forward to reading another book by this author. I enjoyed the author's 'voice' and would like to try more for sure. Might go for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, but I'm up for any of 'em. :D
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Tressa Hope you enjoy it and don't wait too long to read it.

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